July/August 2002

Features in this Issue

Keeping a Sweet Tradition Alive

The ancient art of wild beekeeping is alive and well in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan. Hardy bees and patient beekeepers team up to produce what some feel is the best honeyh in Europe.

At Home with Alexei Nemov

Alexei Nemov may just be the world's best gymnast. But we wanted to find out what this great athlete is like in person...

The Patriarch of Russian Painting

Mikhail Nesterov painted images infused with spiritual beauty, inspiring generations of Russian painters that followed. His life story is one of amazing strength and artistic resilience.

Day in the Life: Kiosk Merchant

Our new series, "Day in the Life," begins with a profile of Natalia Kvachenko, a self-made businesswoman who keeps the kefir flowing.

You're Only 300 Once!

St. Petersburg is about to turn 300 and there's a party brewing! We kick off a year of special coverage of St. Petersburg with a round up of next year's Tercentennial festivities in the Northern Palmyra. Plus, we offer a Tercentenary Traveler's Resource Guide, listing places to stay and companies to help you get to St. Petersburg next year.

The Russian Art of the Con

A look at the art of cheating in Russia today--what are the newest cons and who is falling prey to them?

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